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Sears and Target Employees Losing Their Jobs in Canada – A discount and the promise of local job fairs

Sears Canada has followed through on a promise to begin meeting with some of the workers who are losing their jobs at Target Canada. Chief executive Ronald Boire says about 140 Target employees were bused to its Sears headquarters in Toronto last week, part of a nationwide effort to network with potential candidates. “We felt … Continue reading

Sears – Report of layoffs by Seeking Alpha disputed

A published report Thursday said Sears Holdings is laying off about 6,000 workers as it closes 110 stores within the next few months, many before Christmas, according to Seeking Alpha, a content service for financial markets… Spokesman Howard Riefs said “the reported store count and list of closures isn’t accurate.” He specified that one of … Continue reading

Sears Canada / To cut 1,628 jobs

Sears Canada Inc. is cutting another 1,628 jobs after having reduced its work force last year by almost the same number as the retailer tries to bolster its struggling operations. The company said late Wednesday it will outsource jobs in three call centres to IBM, in a cost-cutting move that will affect 1,345 employees over … Continue reading

Sears Canada / Laying off close to 800 workers

Sears Canada Inc. is laying off close to 800 employees as it reorganizes its repair services and parts business and makes cuts at head office Continue reading

Sears Canada / Cutting 245 jobs with Offshoring IT

Sears Canada (TSX:SCC) is cutting 245 jobs, mostly at its head office in Toronto, and moving some of the work overseas Continue reading

Canada / Sears lays off 700 workers

Sears Canada announced Thursday it is laying off 700 workers across the country as part of a move to “right-size” the company and focus on restructuring its business. The national retailer says 360 people are being laid off from its department stores and about 300 from its distribution centres. The remaining workers are being let … Continue reading

Sears Announces Layoffs In Illinois After The State Gave It Millions In Subsidies | ThinkProgress

Just a few months ago, Illinois gave retail giant Sears $275 million to keep its corporate headquarters in the state, after Sears threatened to move elsewhere (including, potentially, Ohio). To show its appreciation for receiving millions in taxpayer funds, as Greg Leroy pointed out at the Clawback blog, Sears announced last week that it will … Continue reading

Sears: Now Come the (Penalty-Free) Headquarters Layoffs «

As I foreshadowed on January 5, despite a huge subsidy package enacted by the state of Illinois in December, Sears Holdings Corp. has already announced layoffs at its headquarters in the Chicago suburb of Hoffman Estates. Last week, the retailer announced that 100 HQ staff will be laid off. This after the chain announced on … Continue reading

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